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Bacon Quotes

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This communicating of a man's self to his friend
works two contrary effects;
for it redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in half.
- Francis Bacon

Related topics: Friendship Relationship

Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.
- Francis Bacon

Those that want friends to open themselves unto
are cannibals of their own hearts.
- Francis Bacon

Little do men perceive what solitude is,
and how far it extendeth.
For a crowd is not company,
and faces are but a gallery of pictures,
and talk but a tinkling cymbal,
where there is no love.
- Francis Bacon

 

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
- Francis Bacon

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education;
in the elder,
a part of experience.
- Francis Bacon

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They are ill discoverers that think there is no land,
when they can see nothing but sea.
- Francis Bacon

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
- Francis Bacon

Bacon's not the only thing that's cured by hanging from a string.
- Hugh Kingsmill

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark;
and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales,
so is the other.
- Francis Bacon

Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
- Francis Bacon

Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
- Francis Bacon

Burleigh, absolutely; and a lot about Elizabeth.
I mean I found when I play Henry V a lot of connections
with the hidden history of the connection between Francis Bacon and Elizabeth.
- Mark Rylance

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living
forms and social intercourse.
- Francis Bacon

God Almighty first planted a garden.
And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
- Francis Bacon

Things alter for the worse spontaneously,
if they be not altered for the better designedly.
- Francis Bacon

Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
- Francis Bacon

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils;
for time is the greatest innovator.
- Francis Bacon

Knowledge is power.
- Francis Bacon

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not;
a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
- Francis Bacon

A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
- Francis Bacon

I will never be an old man.
To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
- Francis Bacon

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
- Francis Bacon

I think maybe Mr. Sinise and Mr. Bacon have slightly bigger egos than I do.
- Eric Roberts

If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
- Francis Bacon

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green
vegetables smelled as good as bacon.
- Doug Larson

But to me I find Francis Bacon the most likely candidate to be the author.
- Mark Rylance

I know not, sir, whether Bacon wrote the works of Shakespeare,
but if he did not, it seems to me that he missed the opportunity of his life.
- James M. Barrie

We have found that morals are not, like bacon,
to be cured by hanging; nor, like wine,
to be improved by sea voyages; nor, like honey,
to be preserved in cells.
- William Taylor

The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.
- Francis Bacon

Discretion of speech is more than eloquence,
and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is
more than to speak in good words,
or in good order.
- Francis Bacon

For also knowledge itself is power.
- Francis Bacon

Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too
close to the heels of an error,
lest you get your brains kicked out.
- Francis Bacon

Silence is the virtue of fools.
- Francis Bacon

Write down the thoughts of the moment.
Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.
- Francis Bacon

I'd really like to get the girl, shoot the gun,
drive the car, have fun.
I even have these kind of action dreams,
where I'm the action guy.
- Kevin Bacon

It is in life as it is in ways, the shortest way is commonly the foulest,
and surely the fairer way is not much about.
- Francis Bacon

L.A.
kind of scares me.
- Kevin Bacon

A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times
surprise a man and lay him open.
- Francis Bacon

Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
- Francis Bacon

The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall;
the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
- Francis Bacon

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed,
and some few to be chewed and digested.
- Francis Bacon

I remember Francis Bacon would say that he felt he
was giving art what he thought it previously lacked.
With me, it's what Yeats called the fascination with what's difficult.
I'm only trying to do what I can't do.
- Lucian Freud

He thinks with regret of the great days when he could
at harvest time at least go down into Hungary and work
on the big estates and bring back,
as his wage, a side of bacon for the winter.
That was wealth, to him.
- Douglas Reed

Houses are built to live in, and not to look on:
therefore let use be preferred before uniformity.
- Francis Bacon

Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences,
for there is no worse torture than that of laws.
- Francis Bacon

Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.
- Francis Bacon

What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.
- Francis Bacon

Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it;
but if you extinguish it,
you will not easily kindle it again.
- Francis Bacon

Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.
- Francis Bacon

Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public,
have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men.
- Francis Bacon

I do struggle with how much and in which way,
as an artist or celebrity, that you voice your political views.
- Kevin Bacon

As the births of living creatures are at first ill-shapen,
so are all innovations, which are the births of time.
- Francis Bacon

Seek ye first the good things of the mind,
and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt.
- Francis Bacon

God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.
- Francis Bacon

We are much beholden to Machiavel and others,
that write what men do, and not what they ought to do.
- Francis Bacon

A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism,
but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
- Francis Bacon

Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety.
- Francis Bacon

I don't want to stop acting, but acting in some ways is a young man's game.
- Kevin Bacon

The business that people do in LA on the social level is amazing.
You go to a restaurant, bump into this guy or that guy.
The next day you get a call, and they want you in their movie.
- Kevin Bacon

Rebellions of the belly are the worst.
- Francis Bacon

The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing
the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon.
- Francis Bacon

Before Footloose, the things I'd done weren't cute.
In Diner I was an alcoholic.
- Kevin Bacon

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
- Francis Bacon

Therefore if a man look sharply and attentively,
he shall see Fortune; for though she be blind,
yet she is not invisible.
- Francis Bacon

Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of
history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.
- Francis Bacon

Friendship increases in visiting friends,
but in visiting them seldom.
- Francis Bacon

The place of justice is a hallowed place.
- Francis Bacon

I think we all have a lot of darkness in our bellies.
As an actor, the challenge of tapping into that,
reaching down into that sadness or anger,
is very therapeutic.
- Kevin Bacon

If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us.
- Francis Bacon


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